Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Night and Day

Guess who was and absolute angel tonight? Well, angel might be overstating it just a teensy bit, but still, Punkin's behavior was vastly improved tonight. What was different? Was it her? Was it me? Mostly, I think it was me. I took some time today to read some articles and remind myself about why toddlers have tantrums -- usually it boils down to control.

She's so freakin' independent and having all these rules (gosh, mom!) laid down everywhere has
got to be bumming her out. So, tonight I tried to let loose a little. I tried to say yes when I could. I gave her options -- "Do you want to put on your pajamas or do you want to brush your teeth?"

And what do you know? It worked.

And now for something completely different....

Did I tell y'all where we're going this weekend? DOLLYWOOD!! We wanted to take the kids on one last hurrah before school starts and this was pretty much the only weekend we could go. It may be a lunatic trip -- we're driving up on Friday after work and are going to spend all day Saturday at Dollywood adn then drive home Sunday night. We have the option of staying overnight on Saturday, but it will depend on how tired we are. Anybody want to lay odds as to whether we'll be home Saturday night?

We had such a great time when we went back and December and we have these annual passes that are already paid for. And I am SO TOTALLY saving up my Weight Watchers points so that I can have a funnel cake, which I found out on Monday have like 32 points in them. 32!! That's more than my whole day's worth of points. That's like a day and half. But so worth it. Oh so worth it. Of course, knowing my children and how they must have some of whatever I'm having, I'll probably only eat about a fourth of it anyway. Or maybe I'll just get my own! Mwahahahahaha!

14 comments:

Jonny's Mommy said...

Oh man. I think my kid might already be three.

How did that happen? He's not actually even two yet, but he's acting like Pumpkin' So glad to know we are not alone in this up and down journey.

Hang on for the ride and enjoy Dollywood!

AmyM said...

Sounds like you've been reading John Rosemond.

Have fun at Dollywood and totally get a funnel cake just for you. Mr. Daddy can teach the kids about sharing!

ekbetsy said...

Oooh, I love funnel cake. How's the Weight Watchers deal going? I'm looking into joining. Is it worth it?

Karen said...

I have a recipe for funnel cakes if you're ever in need. We treat ourselves once or twice a year at home.

Have a good time at Dollywood!

calicobebop said...

Yay Punkin! And Yay Dollywood! I went there with the family several years ago. We loved it, hope you do too!

Sass E-mum said...

That sounds like a wild weekend. Good luck

Susan said...

MQ, sorry I've been a bit behind in my blog-reading lately, but wanted to drop by and wish you a great time at Dollywood. And maybe after a ride or two you'll forget that eensy-weensy funnel cake number. Hell, reading how you're practically salivating right now over it, just enjoy it and have the whole thing to yourself!

The Motherboard said...

Your Punkin sounds just like my thing3! I have to let her make as many choices as possible. Pick my battles. I have found that matching clothes is a battle I prefer not to fight.

Dollywood? How totally fun. I want photos!

All Adither said...

What the hey (hay?) is funnel cake? Must know. Must try.

All Adither said...

BTW, three SUCKS. Relatively speaking.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Oh.my.hell. Now I want funnel cake. Do you know how hard it is to get funnel cake in the middle of the night? AAARRGH!

Manager Mom said...

I'e read about Dollywood but you're the first person I know of that's been there in real life! Hope you'll share some details. And I am VERY intrigued by the whole funnel cake thing.

ImpostorMom said...

have fun although all that driving sounds like a nightmare. at least there is funnel cake at the end though.

Lulu said...

You must make a side trip to SantaLand on the way up. You must.

Give Dolly my regards, and please have a blast!